DABWAHA, links, and what I’m up to at the moment


I got the nomination for the reader pick in DABWAHA! I am ridiculously excited about this, so thank you very much if you nominated The Oil Tycoon and Her Sexy Sheikh. The bad news is that in round 1 I’m up against Sarah Morgan’s Once A Ferrara Wife which is an utterly brilliant book by one of the best category romance writers out there. I don’t expect to make it to round 2, but I’ll have fun trying. I’ll let you know when the voting starts.

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A reader just alerted me to the fact that the links to all my Entangled books were broken. I did sort of know this, but I hadn’t quite got round to fixing them. Entangled started using a new distributor (Macmillan) last month, which has resulted in all the books being re-uploaded and having new links. I think I have fixed them all now, but if you find one that isn’t right, please let me know!

 

I am not going to be around much for the next six weeks or so (apart from the DABWAHA trash talking, obviously). My next book is due on May 5th, and I hope to submit my thesis before then, as well. The thesis is mostly written, apart from the conclusion, but it is about 25,000 words too long. I wonder if I can just put those words into my new book without my editor noticing? Maybe not…

In the meantime, here’s a ridiculously brief summary of what’s been on my kindle lately:

The Chocolate Kiss by Laura Florand: didn’t fall in love like I did with the Chocolate Thief, especially in the first half, but I forgave it everything for two chapters near the end that hit me right in the emotional solar plexus. Plus there is chocolate and patisserie. What’s not to love about that?

The Sheikh’s Disobedient Bride by Jane Porter: a very old-fashioned (though not actually old) sheikh romance, with kidnapping and forced marriage and a totally unreconstructed hero. I liked it a lot in some ways but it left me somewhat disturbed in others.

Clover, In the High Valley, Just Sixteen
by Susan Coolidge: all free for Kindle! I’d read Clover before but not the others. I did find In The High Valley something of a disappointment. There is an unlikeable character, but she is never fully developed and nuanced in the way that Coolidge can do. I did like the way Dorry proposes to a girl because she isn’t clever like his sisters, who he’s been overwhelmed by his whole life.

Cassandra by Chance
by Betty Neels: It’s Betty Neels, and a really good one.

The Autumn Bride
by Anne Gracie: I’d been looking forward to this a lot and was somewhat disappointed. This deserves a proper post to explain why.

Goddess of the Hunt
by Tessa Dare: I’m halfway through and need to finish writing this post so that I can go and finish it NOW.